Tag Archives: Neurological Education

Neuropathology

I’ve always had a place in my heart for pathology—the fundamental basis for allopathic medicine. By this I mean that in diagnosing and treating disease, we’re concerned with the structure and function of the body’s organs and systems, their pathological … Continue reading

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Neuroimaging

Question: An 8 year-old girl presents with cognitive delay and incoordination. What is the diagnosis? See below for the answer. It goes without saying that neurologists must learn to interpret radiographic images; residents look at so many CTs and MRIs … Continue reading

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Exam Videos

Dr. Hal Blumenfeld’s book, Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases, is a great introductory text for neurology residents. It’s comprehensive, yet quite readable, with lots of superb drawings and illustrative cases. I think it occupies the space between Berkowitz’s Clinical Neurology and … Continue reading

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RITE Review

In follow-up to the publication of the textbook reviewed below, Dr. Berkowitz created a Facebook page and is posting board-style review questions on it. I think the plan is to post one per day. Have fun!

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Neurology Book Report

“What should I read?” It’s a common question from students, especially future neurology residents, as well as advanced practice providers and allied health professionals set to care for neurological patients. It’s a hard question to answer because neurologists often rely … Continue reading

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No Laughing Matter

Now that everyone’s settled into the new year, I’m sure that you’re all counting down the five months and three days until the 2016 RITE exam! Joy. If it makes you feel any better, I’m in a similar boat, with … Continue reading

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The Bionic Resident or: Competency Theater

Slogging through another revision of the residency program manual has gotten me thinking about competency and how we measure it. I accept the premise that there are multiple dimensions to physician competence–patient care skills, communication skills, professionalism, etc. These are … Continue reading

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The Queen of Specialties . . .

. . . is what neurology is sometimes called. NPR just did a nice little segment wherein they followed Dr. Allan Ropper making rounds at Mass. General, demonstrating that clinical acumen remains fundamental to our specialty. Nothing really new here for … Continue reading

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Black to Move

I skipped morning report today to attend some of the Continuum of Health Sciences Education Conference over at the medical school. The keynote address was an engrossing talk by Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, a psychology professor at Florida State, titled … Continue reading

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Some Other Neuro-Educational Resources

While we’re at it, here’s a few other helpful websites: The Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library has lots of materials on that subject. The home page isn’t very helpful, as the site is organized by “collections” according to the (sometimes eminent) … Continue reading

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